Substance Use
Mental Health
Equity & Diversity
Miscellaneous
100
  1. What percentage of Hampshire County youth cannabis users have no idea how much THC is in the weed they use?

A. 25% 

B. 50% 

C. 75%

D. 100%

B. 50% (48.7%)

100
  1. Almost 60% of young people report being ______________.

A. Happy or in a positive mood most days in the past year

B. Able to run a mile in under 6 minutes

C. On social media multiple times per day

D. Anxious or nervous most days in the past year

D. Anxious or nervous most days in the past year

100
  1. As of 2022, about how many Hampshire County youth identify as trans or non-binary?

A. 3%

B. 6%

C. 9% 

D. 12%

C. 9% (8.9%)

100
  1. How many Hampshire County youth know what fentanyl is?

A. 15%

B. 30%

C. 45%

D. 60% 

D. 60% (61.1%)

200
  1. What percentage of Hampshire County youth get sick after using weed?

A. 10%

B. 20%

C. 30% 

D. 40%

C. 30%

200
  1. Social media can have _______________ on mental health.

A. No impact

B. A positive impact

C. A negative impact

D. Both a positive and negative impact

D. Both a positive and negative impact

200
  1. As of 2022, about how many Hampshire County youth identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual?

A. 15%

B. 20% 

C. 25%

D. 30%

B. 20% (20.5%)

200
  1. _____________ is the most commonly used social media platform.

A. Snapchat 

B. TikTok

C. Instagram

D. YouTube

A. Snapchat (68.5% of youth report using Snapchat multiple times per day)

300
  1. Are Hampshire County youth more likely to get sick after drinking alcohol or after using weed?

A. More likely to get sick after drinking

B. Equally likely to get sick 

C. More likely to get sick after using weed

B. Equally likely to get sick (30.0% v. 32.4%)

300
  1. The mental health crisis has had the largest impact on:

A. Girls

B. Boys

C. Trans and non-binary youth

D. LGB youth

C. Trans and non-binary youth (e.g., 45% of trans youth have thought about suicide compared to 16% of cis youth)

300
  1. What percentage of straight students support students at their school who are LGB?

A. 75%

B. 85% 

C. 95%

D. 100%

B. 85% (86.4%)

300
  1. Narcan is a life-saving drug that can reverse an overdose from stimulants, such as cocaine.

A. True

B. False  

B. False (Narcan reverses opioid overdoses, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioids).

400
  1. What is the number one substance youth under 18 in Massachusetts receive substance abuse treatment for?

A. Alcohol

B. Opioids

C. Stimulants

D. Weed 

D. Weed (60% of youth who receive substance use treatment have cannabis listed as the primary drug at admission)

400
  1. Between 2021 and 2022, some of the largest increases in mental health issues were among ___________.

A. 8th graders

B. 10th graders

C. 12th graders

A. 8th graders

400
  1. __________ youth are more likely than __________ to think that racial and ethnic diversity is supported at their school.

A. White; students of color 

B. Younger; older

C. Students of color; white

D. Older; younger

A. White; students of color (86.7% of white youth think racial & ethnic diversity is supported at their school compared to 77.8% of youth of color)

400
  1. What is one reason many young people feel anxious and/or depressed?

A. Not having transportation to school

B. Vaping in school bathrooms

C. Social and political issues like climate change, war, and civil rights

D. Having an early curfew

C. Social and political issues like climate change, war, and civil rights

500
  1. Between 2018 (when cannabis retailers legally opened) and 2021, there was _______________ in calls to MA/RI poison control for youth edibles exposures/poisonings.

A. A 50% decrease (for example, there were 30 calls in 2018 and 15 in 2021)

B. A 50% increase (for example, there were 30 calls in 2018 and 45 calls in 2021)

C. No change

D. A 500% increase (for example, there were 30 calls in 2018 and 150 calls in 2021) 

D. A 500% increase (for example, there were 30 calls in 2018 and 150 calls in 2021) (actual stats: 30 calls in 2018 jumped to 157 in 2021)

500
  1. _____ out of every 5 students of color have experienced unfair treatment or harassment by other students at their school.

A. 1 

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

A. 1 (19.7%)

500
  1. Up until the height of the pandemic (2021), what percentage of young people reported having at least one person at school who cares about them? Bonus: during the pandemic, this rate ___________ by 7%.

A. 70%; Bonus: increased

B. 80%; Bonus: increased

C. 90%; Bonus: decreased 

D. 99%; Bonus: decreased

C. 90%; Bonus: decreased (about 88% of youth from 2013 to 2019 reported having someone at school who cares about them; that dropped during the pandemic to 81%)

600
  1. True or false: young people think vaping nicotine is riskier than smoking one or two cigarettes per day.

A. True 

B. False

A. True (73.5% for vaping v. 65.6% for smoking one or two cigs/day)

600
  1. _____ are most supportive of trans, non-binary, and LGB youth.

A. 8th graders

B. Boys

C. Girls 

D. 12th graders

C. Girls (93.7% and 88.9% of girls support LGB and trans youth, respectively, compared to 78.9% and 65.7% of boys)

600
  1. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is:

A. A condition that leads to repeated and severe bouts of vomiting that result from repeated cannabis use, and that in many instances results in hospitalization

B. Suspected to result from the effect of cannabis on the digestive tract

C. A condition that starts to go away within a day or two after stopping cannabis use, but that almost always comes back if you begin using cannabis again.

D. All of the above 

D. All of the above (facts obtained from Cedars Sinai online health library; cedar-sinai.org)

700
  1. During the height of the pandemic (in 2021), vaping rates ______________.

A. Dropped by half 

B. Stayed the same

C. Doubled

D. Tripled

A. Dropped by half (12th: 38% to 19%; 10th: 27% to 13%; 8th: 13% to 3%)

700
  1. ____________ are exposed to more cannabis advertisements via social media compared to ____________.

A. Girls; boys (65.4% v. 56%)

B. Trans and non-binary and LGB youth; cis and straight youth 

C. Black youth; white youth (68.1% v. 62.1%)

D. All of the above

B. Trans and non-binary and LGB youth; cis and straight youth (65.5% v. 60.9% and 71.4% v. 59.9%, respectively)

800
  1. Hampshire County youth _____________ how much their peers drink alcohol, use weed, and vape.

A. Drastically underestimate

B. Have no idea

C. Drastically overestimate 

D. Don’t care

C. Drastically overestimate (e.g., 60% of youth overestimate how many other students in their grade vape nicotine)

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